California Code, Financial Code - FIN § 1510




The total amount invested by a bank in the securities issued by a person shall not exceed 15 percent of the sum of the shareholders' equity, allowance for loan and lease losses, capital notes and debentures of the bank, except:

(a) Obligations of the United States and those for which the faith and credit of the United States are pledged for the payment of principal and interest.

(b) Bonds, consolidated bonds, collateral trust debentures, or other obligations issued by the Federal Financing Bank, the United States Postal Service, federal land banks, or federal intermediate credit banks established under the Federal Farm Loan Act;  in debentures and consolidated debentures issued by the Central Bank for Cooperatives and banks for cooperatives established under the Farm Credit Act of 1933;  in consolidated notes, bonds, debentures, and other obligations issued by federal land banks, federal intermediate credit banks, and banks for cooperatives under the Farm Credit Act of 1971;  in the bonds of any federal home loan bank established under the Federal Home Loan Bank Act;  and in stock, bonds, debentures, participations, and other obligations of or issued by the Student Loan Marketing Association, the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Government National Mortgage Association, and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation.

(c) Obligations of the State of California and those for which the credit of the State of California is pledged for the payment of principal and interest.

(d) Obligations of a local agency or district of the State of California having the power, without limit as to rate or amount, to levy taxes to pay the principal and interest of the bonds upon all property within its boundaries subject to taxation by the local agency or district.

(e) Capital stock of the Federal Reserve bank serving the district in which the bank is located.

(f) Capital stock of a federal home loan bank in the manner provided in the Federal Home Loan Bank Act.

(g) Capital stock of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.





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